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Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



Historical Background: When we are confronted with any problem, we are naturally concerned with its origin. So it is with the problem of health among Negroes. Just why has this become a problem ? What is the basis of the problem ? These nights be considered as two vital questions within the mind of the individual. This problem of health grew out of the fact that the negro concentrated or settled themselves in small areas. These had always been some concern about health and the promotion of it, but it had not until 1970 become a real problem. We give this particular data because this was more or less the date that we find Negroes settling in cities. From the year of 1900 to 1925, the population of the Negro in the city has doubled. There was moreover a pronounced trend towards the larger cities, a concentration in metropolitan areas. Due to the over crowed conditions of the area in which the Negro must occupy and the failure of the municipal government to properly plan this area, the health of the Negro becomes impaired. This causes a health problem. All of which has for a basis the migration of the Negro from the rural to the urban districts. The displacement of opposite population necessitates readjustment of the community from which they move and in the community to which they go.


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John B Coleman Library

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